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Fujifilm 100 asa & Olympus OM-10

Fujifilm 100 asa & Olympus OM-10
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Copyright: jan korbee (korbee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1988
Categories: Transportation
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-01-06 13:25
Viewed: 2273
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I couldnt stop thinking of doing a bit "working" on my old conventional filmroll-past.
So many good memories in books and thats it.....(?).
Like my stories only began 3 years ago when going digital.

'"Independent,young,single,full of plans"",but with no ambitions ;](can go anywhere,but dont have to....),
I started my 6 months journey on the Indian subcontinent.
Half way beach resort Goa and the old Vijayanagar ruin-city Hampi my train had a small break in the middle of nowhere town Gadag(never hearth of it before..)
I noticed the impressive looking steam train just ready for departure.
I jumped out of the train for a snapshot of it(in the mean time looking backwards,hoping the train and my luggage was not leaving without me),and then suddely from nothing Indian railway people appeared to pose for me proudly in front of THEIR machine!

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2009-01-06 13:26]

ciao jan..bellisismo soggetto..grande pov
belli i dettagli
compposizione ben ripresa
ottimo lavoro

  • luckybry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1008 W: 59 N: 1348] (12051)
  • [2009-01-06 13:29]

hi Jan
well done on this shot realy like it nice pov and good subject matter
regards bryan

hi jan,
i like the composition on this. unfortunately the colours are rather flat.
i have done a ws.

fujifilm was a good one to use but i preferred the 200 asa.


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-01-06 14:11]

Eine gute Abbildung Jan. Die Details sind sehr gut sichtbar. Sehr gute Komposition. Sehr gut gemachtes Bild mit sehr gute schärfe.
Ich wünsche auch alles besten im Neues Jahr.
Viele Grüße.

hi Jan,

in a couple of months I will be heading for Karnataka again, so your image made me stop...
I was looking at this photo, thinking how film is in my eyes still better than digital - somehow more real, more close to our eyes. I love this image: the composition, the guys posing for you, the light... then I looked at the WS image - surely more striking in colours and contrast, but - I don't know, in a way I love what we can do with digital techniques nowadays, on the other hand I have the impression that our eyes are getting "addicted" to the super-vibrant colours, the boosted contrasts, the fantastic skies without over or underexposure...
mmh. if I had to choose, I think I'd still go for the film version =)
thanks for sharing this photo,

Well in terms of what I would expect of you now, this could be better! But in terms of what might be expected from 1988, this is an interesting shot.

I do like how the crew appeared to secure their place in history ... and amazing that these steam engines were still hard at work just over 20 years ago!

Thank you for sharing your past photography with us!


Hi Jan;
Happy new year.... This is a great oldie very well done and great work to improve it with PS. I really love old archival photos this could also be 80 or 90 years old if it was B&W..... thanks for the retrospective.... Roman:0)

the image looks kind of classic beinbg that it was scanned i assume, colors are a little washed out but thats the problem when scanning film shots, still good for your memories thats for sure,

hello Jan!
how many good memories with the reflex in hand and the stock of photographic film ... but now digital is more easy!
still a pleasure to enjoy these photos!!!

best sERGIO

ciao Jan..
reading your note.. i was really intriguing by your tale.. about how the youth can conduce us so far.. in every part of the world! ;)
Here, a wonderful capture from the past.. really precious in every detail..
it looks so old west.. pioneeristic... maybe from 1888.. in another part of the world.. of course.. a century ago..
i think india is changing so fast in these years.. sure.. more fast than the train conduced you there.. ;))
excellent post, Jan.. my really compliments
ciao Marco

Hi Jan,
Love this shot. It looks like in the movie. I also liked how the people in this image appeared. They looked serious but great!

Nice scene Jan, India's great 'cos they love posing for the camera!!

As Trampas has pointed out the colours are a little flat - which of course can be boosted easily these days 'in computer', but of course it just goes to show 'how things were' with film just 20 years ago!! Be nice to see some more 'oldies'... I've got to get my hands on my archives and get scanning..


wow... als je zou hebben gezegd 1966 had ik het ook geloofd...
Wat een mooi sfeervol plaatje Jan. Het is er eentje regelrecht uit de "schoenendoos" om het zo maar te zeggen.
Echt ook de kleuren en het licht uit de "oude doos"....
Nostalgisch hoor.


Hi Jan,
Well composed image and perspective...
Selahattin E

Hi Jan
wonderful old shot
good moment captured
well worked

If you had written "India 1888" instead nobody would have marvelled at it! Yes, India is like that, still in her past, (or maybe blocked in her past...) and you survived six months there! I had enought after two months...
Anyway a pretty fine photo, thanks for sharing,

Ciao Jan

What a beautiful post!
This machine train reminds me of those I saw in Bolivia.
Without a doubt India is a wonderful country with all your
magic and enchantment. Your people are wonderful to exotic beauty.
A great and wonderful record.
I think it need not WS.


Hallo Jan,
Prima idee om eens terug tekijken in oude albums,ook om al die ervaringen weer eens te beleven.Zoals deze foto,mensen die poseren omdat zij trots zijn op hun locomotief.
Het is anders wel een gevaarte!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-01-07 8:36]


J'ai eu un Olympus OM 10 dans ma jeuness et je l'ai toujours, très belle image de cette vielle locomotive avec ces personnage, de très belles couleurs, superbe.

Bravo et amitié


This is lovely! Great composition, and the sharpness and details are excellent for a picture taken in 1988. This a nice memories.
Best wishes,

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2009-01-07 10:30]

Hi Jan,
It's a superb film scan - so much detail of this prahistoric train and it's crew. Excellent presentation of colors and characters.
best regards,

Hello Jan,
very vintage look but it has been only few years ago,
I have celebreted bicentenery in Sydney then.
Nice capture and atmosphere.
Regards caesar

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-01-08 4:51]

Hi Jan
Excelent document with a great timeless flavour in colour. Excelent composition.
Great work and mood, Congrats, mb

Wow what a classic shot Jan. I love the film effect.
Excellent travel photo journal type shot.
A fascinating view into the past.
Great post.
- Vincent

In spite of what's been said about this, Jan, I think you did a fantastic job, taking us 21 years back...(seems an awful lot of time, now that I am writing it)...composition, colors tempered down by a touch of sepia, all work really well to recreate an instant you remember so vividly!
Congrats and tfs!

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2009-01-11 0:40]

Love this Jan. And I think i would love this more in b/w Really like an old picture

Hee die Jan,
Wat een mooie opname zeg !!
Prachtig tijdsbeeld. Heel ouderwets, en mooi zoals ze poseren voor de fotograaf. En wat een mooi brok techniek, die trein. Een dikke tien ... uhhh .... 2 punten.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-04-08 14:28]

Hi Jan, It is good to see this historical looking steam train, i remember seeing them as a youngster. Good antique feel about this photograph. Could almost be 1888 in some aspects. TFS. Murray.

One of those memorable moments traveling around India at the time Jan . Old vintage yet still common today i 'd say ! Your scan is pretty good , i have also taken some of my old prints and negatives out of the boxes and started giving them a new life , those were the days and are worthy of being looked at , perhaps here a little flat color-wise nevertheless a great shot and note too , tfs,

wat een mooi nostalgisch plaatje is dit Jan.. Lijkt ie een beetje vaal ?
hij doet me denken aan vroeger dagen, toen reizen met zo'n trein (in het land waar ik woonde) vrij normaal was.
prachtige foto

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